I got a bottle as a present and it is written "To travel is to live" I supposed that should be written something different but I don't know how to say this in English, somebody tried to say that when you travel you really have a good life.

How can we say that correctly?

  • Yes, it has no problem. Grammatically, to infinitives act as the subject and complement. Semantically also it's acceptable. Life is a journey, the journey one has to travel and to travel is to live. – mahmud koya May 16 '18 at 10:58
  • A reference is Section 5.2 Realisations of the Subject in English Syntax & Argumentation, Bas Aarts 1997 2001 – Edwin Ashworth May 16 '18 at 11:26
  • Well, the saying is credited to Hans Christian Andersen, so it probably did not originate in English. But it is a well-known quote, and nothing about it would be considered non-idiomatic. – Hot Licks May 16 '18 at 12:03

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